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John Rahaim - Transit Center District Plan

John Rahain, Director Planning, San Francisco
Sustainable Urban Systems Symposium
Stanford University, June 2016

San Francisco Planning, in partnership with the Transbay Joint Powers Authority and the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure

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John Rahaim - Transit Center District Plan

  1. 1. San Francisco Planning, in partnership with the Transbay Joint Powers Authority and the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure TRANSIT CENTER DISTRICT PLAN Sustainable Urban Systems Symposium Stanford University June 2016
  2. 2. The only constant is change. SAN FRANCISCO 1915 - 1986 1915 1958 1972 1986 Image courtesy of Stewart Bloom (©1990)
  3. 3. The New Heart of Downtown
  4. 4. Downtown Plan 1985: Compact, Walkable, Transit-Oriented
  5. 5. Downtown Plan: Extending the Office District South of Market
  6. 6. Highest Allowed Heights prior to plan adoption (550’) Development Transfer District Downtown Plan: Extending the Office District South of Market Transbay Terminal
  7. 7. Demolition of the Embarcadero Freeway
  8. 8. Transbay Redevelopment and Rincon Hill Plans (2005) New Downtown Residential Neighborhoods
  9. 9. Major Regional Transit Investment: Transit Center and DTX
  10. 10. Targeted Growth Around Primary Regional Transit Hub
  11. 11. Transit Center Project
  12. 12. Transit Center District Plan Area Private and Public parcels around Transit Center, including Transbay Redevelopment Area Zone 2
  13. 13. High Density Land Use at Major Transit Center: Capitalize on new major transit investment with appropriate land use response in the downtown core Building on the Urban Design Element and Downtown Plan, analyze: Analyze the downtown form Identify opportunities and set guidelines and standards to build a high- quality public realm and provide public amenities Generate more revenue to support the complete Transbay Transit Center/Downtown Rail Extension project and other public improvements Ensure the district is an example of comprehensive environmental sustainability Objectives Transit Center District Plan
  14. 14. Dolores Park nceptual Illustration Only Urban Form: Previous Heights
  15. 15. Dolores Park nceptual Illustration Only Urban Form: Approved Heights
  16. 16. City Form | Emphasizing the Transit Core
  17. 17. Plan Area Buildout Potential Net Additional Space Increment over Existing Zoning Office Space 6.35 million gsf +2.2 million gsf Housing Units 1,300 +800 Hotel Rooms 975 +800 Retail Space 85,000 gsf -- Total Space 9.39 million gsf +4.02 million gsf
  18. 18. Affordable Housing  State law requires 35% of all units built in the Transbay Redevelopment Area be affordable.  City is building as many 100% affordable projects as possible on public parcels to help meet this requirement.  Lack of available sites makes off-site BMR impractical in Redevelopment Area for private developments, hence on-site requirement.  TCDP development projected to generate up to $117M from Jobs-Housing Linkage Fees for affordable housing citywide
  19. 19. Urban Design Controls and Guidelines  Active ground floor uses  Defining the streetwall  Separation of towers
  20. 20. Public Realm: Streets and Circulation
  21. 21. Plan Open Space City Park 5.4 ac Transbay Park 1.1 ac Natoma Street Plaza 1.3 ac 2nd/Howard Plaza 0.6 ac Mission Square 0.5 ac Shaw Plaza 0.1 ac Living Streets 0.6 ac Oscar Park 1.4 ac Essex Street 0.25 ac Plan Would Help Create and Fund 11+ Acres of New Open Space… …and provide an additional $12.5+ million for open space improvements outside of the Plan Area.
  22. 22. Historic Resources
  23. 23. Public Improvement Costs  Streets and Pedestrian Circulation (est. $278m) o Sidewalk widening and mid-block crossings o Streetscape improvements o Underground TTC-BART/Muni pedestrian connector ($125M)*  Transit and Other Transportation (est. $2.6B) o Downtown Rail Extension ($2.54B)* o BART station capacity improvements o Additional Traffic and Congestion Studies  Open Space (est. $117m) o Transit Center Park ($50M)* o 2nd/Howard Plaza o Connections to Transit Center Park o Improvements to other downtown parks  Sustainable Resource District Utilities (est. $159m/TBD) o District Energy or CHP o Recycled/Non-Potable Water *Transit Center Program-related
  24. 24. Existing Fee Requirements & Revenues  Affordable Housing: $117M o Jobs-Housing Linkage (Commercial) -- $20/sf o Inclusionary Housing (Residential) – 15% on-site/20% off-site  Transit: $60M o $12/sf (SFMTA only)  Downtown Open Space: $12M o $2/sf (Commercial only; for Recreation & Parks Dept.)  Childcare: $6M o $1/sf (Commercial only)  Water and Wastewater Capacity: $5M  Schools
  25. 25. Funding Program from Additional Fees and Special Taxing District  Public Improvements -- except transit system costs- - fully funded through new Plan-related revenues and existing dedicated funding sources  TJPA Revenue : $700+/- M NPV for Downtown Rail Extension, City Park (from Mello-Roos and Impact Fees)
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